Print and PDF Options

Institute of Cognitive Science
(Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences)
2202A Dunton Tower
613-520-2600 x 1739
http://carleton.ca/ics

This section presents the requirements for programs in:

Program Requirements

Cognitive Science with Concentration in Philosophical and Conceptual Issues
Bachelor of Cognitive Science Honours (20.0 credits)

A. Credits Included in the Major CGPA (15.5 credits)
1.  1.0 credit from:1.0
FYSM 1607 [1.0]
Cognitive Science: Thinking and Knowing
FYSM 1400 [1.0]
Cognition: A Scientific Exploration of the Mind
CGSC 1001 [0.5]
Mysteries of the Mind
PHIL 1301 [0.5]
Mind, World, and Knowledge
2.  1.0 credit in:1.0
CGSC 2001 [0.5]
Introduction to Cognitive Science
CGSC 2002 [0.5]
Theories and Methods in Cognitive Science
3.  1.0 credit in:1.0
CGSC at the 3000-level or higher
4.  0.5 credit from:0.5
CGSC 1005 [0.5]
Computational Methods in Cognitive Science
COMP 1005 [0.5]
Introduction to Computer Science I
5.  0.5 credit in:0.5
CGSC 4001 [0.5]
Artificial Intelligence for Cognitive Scientists
6.  0.5 credit in:0.5
LING 1001 [0.5]
Introduction to Linguistics I
7.  1.0 credit in:1.0
LING 2005 [0.5]
Linguistic Analysis I
LING 2007 [0.5]
Phonetics
8.  0.5 credit from:0.5
PHIL 2501 [0.5]
Introduction to Philosophy of Mind
PHIL 3502 [0.5]
Mind and Action
9.  0.5 credit from:0.5
PHIL 2001 [0.5]
Introduction to Logic
PHIL 2520 [0.5]
Introduction to Philosophical Logic
10.  0.5 credit from:0.5
PHIL 2301 [0.5]
Introduction to the Philosophy of Science
PHIL 2504 [0.5]
Language and Communication
PHIL 3104 [0.5]
The Roots of Analytic Philosophy
PHIL 3301 [0.5]
Issues in the Philosophy of Science
PHIL 3306 [0.5]
Symbolic Logic
PHIL 3501 [0.5]
Philosophy of Cognitive Science
PHIL 3502 [0.5]
Mind and Action
PHIL 3504 [0.5]
Pragmatics
PHIL 3506 [0.5]
Semantics
PHIL 3530 [0.5]
Philosophy of Language
CGSC 3004 [0.5]
Philosophy and Cognitive Science
11.  2.0 credits in:2.0
PSYC 1001 [0.5]
Introduction to Psychology I
PSYC 1002 [0.5]
Introduction to Psychology II
PSYC 2001 [0.5]
Introduction to Research Methods in Psychology
PSYC 2700 [0.5]
Introduction to Cognitive Psychology
12.  0.5 credit from:0.5
PSYC 2307 [0.5]
Human Neuropsychology I
NEUR 1202 [0.5]
Neuroscience of Mental Health and Psychiatric Disease
13.  1.5 credits from:1.5
a. Thesis pathway
CGSC 3908 [0.5]
Honours Seminar in Cognitive Science
CGSC 4908 [1.0]
Honours Thesis
OR
b. Coursework pathway
i. 1.5 credit at the 3000 level or higher in CGSC, COMP, LING, NEUR, PHIL, or PSYC
14.  4.5 credits in the concentration:4.5
a. 4.0 credits from:
PHIL 2301 [0.5]
Introduction to the Philosophy of Science
PHIL 2504 [0.5]
Language and Communication
PHIL 2540 [0.5]
Personal Identity and the Self
PHIL 3104 [0.5]
The Roots of Analytic Philosophy
PHIL 3140 [0.5]
Epistemology
PHIL 3301 [0.5]
Issues in the Philosophy of Science
PHIL 3306 [0.5]
Symbolic Logic
PHIL 3501 [0.5]
Philosophy of Cognitive Science
PHIL 3502 [0.5]
Mind and Action
PHIL 3504 [0.5]
Pragmatics
PHIL 3506 [0.5]
Semantics
PHIL 3530 [0.5]
Philosophy of Language
CGSC 3004 [0.5]
Philosophy and Cognitive Science
b. 0.5 credit from:
PHIL 4055 [0.5]
Lexical Semantics
PHIL 4210 [0.5]
Seminar in philosophy of Language or Linguistics
PHIL 4220 [0.5]
Seminar in philosophy of Mind or Cognition
PHIL 4230 [0.5]
Seminar in Metaphysics, Epistemology, or Philosophy of Science
PHIL 4503 [0.5]
Special Topic in Philosophy of Computing
PHIL 4505 [0.5]
Formal Semantics
B. Credits not included in the Major (4.5 credits)
15.  4.5 credits in free electives.4.5
Total Credits20.0

Note:  normally, students may not offer more than one credit of independent study (eg. CGSC 4801 Independent Study and CGSC 4802 Independent Study) in their total program, including independent study credits taken through other departments.

Cognitive Science with Concentration in Language and Linguistics
Bachelor of Cognitive Science Honours (20.0 credits)

A. Credits Included in the Major CGPA (15.5 credits)
1.  1.0 credit from:1.0
FYSM 1607 [1.0]
Cognitive Science: Thinking and Knowing
FYSM 1400 [1.0]
Cognition: A Scientific Exploration of the Mind
CGSC 1001 [0.5]
Mysteries of the Mind
PHIL 1301 [0.5]
Mind, World, and Knowledge
2.  1.0 credit in:1.0
CGSC 2001 [0.5]
Introduction to Cognitive Science
CGSC 2002 [0.5]
Theories and Methods in Cognitive Science
3.  1.0 credit in:1.0
CGSC at the 3000 level or higher
4.  0.5 credit from:0.5
CGSC 1005 [0.5]
Computational Methods in Cognitive Science
COMP 1005 [0.5]
Introduction to Computer Science I
5.  0.5 credit in:0.5
CGSC 4001 [0.5]
Artificial Intelligence for Cognitive Scientists
6.  0.5 credit in:0.5
LING 1001 [0.5]
Introduction to Linguistics I
7.  1.0 credit in:1.0
LING 2005 [0.5]
Linguistic Analysis I
LING 2007 [0.5]
Phonetics
8.  0.5 credit from:0.5
PHIL 2501 [0.5]
Introduction to Philosophy of Mind
PHIL 3502 [0.5]
Mind and Action
9.  0.5 credit from:0.5
PHIL 2001 [0.5]
Introduction to Logic
PHIL 2520 [0.5]
Introduction to Philosophical Logic
10.  0.5 credit from:0.5
CGSC 3004 [0.5]
Philosophy and Cognitive Science
PHIL 2301 [0.5]
Introduction to the Philosophy of Science
PHIL 2504 [0.5]
Language and Communication
PHIL 3104 [0.5]
The Roots of Analytic Philosophy
PHIL 3301 [0.5]
Issues in the Philosophy of Science
PHIL 3306 [0.5]
Symbolic Logic
PHIL 3501 [0.5]
Philosophy of Cognitive Science
PHIL 3502 [0.5]
Mind and Action
PHIL 3504 [0.5]
Pragmatics
PHIL 3506 [0.5]
Semantics
PHIL 3530 [0.5]
Philosophy of Language
11.  2.0 credits in:2.0
PSYC 1001 [0.5]
Introduction to Psychology I
PSYC 1002 [0.5]
Introduction to Psychology II
PSYC 2001 [0.5]
Introduction to Research Methods in Psychology
PSYC 2700 [0.5]
Introduction to Cognitive Psychology
12.  0.5 credit from:0.5
NEUR 1202 [0.5]
Neuroscience of Mental Health and Psychiatric Disease
PSYC 2307 [0.5]
Human Neuropsychology I
13.  1.5 credits from:1.5
a. Thesis pathway
CGSC 3908 [0.5]
Honours Seminar in Cognitive Science
CGSC 4908 [1.0]
Honours Thesis
OR
b. Coursework pathway
1.5 credits at the 3000 level or higher in CGSC, COMP, LING, NEUR, PHIL, or PSYC
14.  4.5 credits in the concentration:4.5
a. 2.5 credits in:
LING 3004 [0.5]
Syntax I
LING 3005 [0.5]
Morphology I
LING 3007 [0.5]
Phonology I
LING 3505 [0.5]
Semantics
LING 3601 [0.5]
Language Processing and the Brain I
b. 1.0 credit from:
LING 2604 [0.5]
Communication Disorders I
LING 3604 [0.5]
Communication Disorders II
LING 3504 [0.5]
Pragmatics
LING 3603 [0.5]
Child Language
c. 1.0 credit from:
LING 4004 [0.5]
Syntax II
LING 4005 [0.5]
Morphology II
LING 4007 [0.5]
Phonology II
LING 4505 [0.5]
Formal Semantics
LING 4601 [0.5]
Language Processing and the Brain II
B. Credits not included in the Major (4.5 credits)
15.  4.5 credits in free electives4.5
Total Credits20.0

Note: Normally, students may not offer more than one credit of independent study (eg. CGSC 4801 Independent Study and CGSC 4802 Independent Study) in their total program, including independent study credits taken through other departments.

Cognitive Science with Concentration in the Biological Foundations of Cognition
Bachelor of Cognitive Science Honours (20.0 credits)

A. Credits Included in the Major GPA (15.5 credits)
1.  1.0 credit from:1.0
FYSM 1607 [1.0]
Cognitive Science: Thinking and Knowing
FYSM 1400 [1.0]
Cognition: A Scientific Exploration of the Mind
CGSC 1001 [0.5]
Mysteries of the Mind
PHIL 1301 [0.5]
Mind, World, and Knowledge
2.  1.0 credit in:1.0
CGSC 2001 [0.5]
Introduction to Cognitive Science
CGSC 2002 [0.5]
Theories and Methods in Cognitive Science
3.  1.0 credit in:1.0
CGSC at the 3000 level or higher
4.  0.5 credit from:0.5
CGSC 1005 [0.5]
Computational Methods in Cognitive Science
COMP 1005 [0.5]
Introduction to Computer Science I
5.  0.5 credit in:0.5
CGSC 4001 [0.5]
Artificial Intelligence for Cognitive Scientists
6.  0.5 credit in:0.5
LING 1001 [0.5]
Introduction to Linguistics I
7.  1.0 credit in:1.0
LING 2005 [0.5]
Linguistic Analysis I
LING 2007 [0.5]
Phonetics
8.  0.5 credit from:0.5
PHIL 2501 [0.5]
Introduction to Philosophy of Mind
PHIL 3502 [0.5]
Mind and Action
9.  0.5 credit from:0.5
PHIL 2001 [0.5]
Introduction to Logic
PHIL 2520 [0.5]
Introduction to Philosophical Logic
10.  0.5 credit from:0.5
PHIL 2301 [0.5]
Introduction to the Philosophy of Science
PHIL 2504 [0.5]
Language and Communication
PHIL 3104 [0.5]
The Roots of Analytic Philosophy
PHIL 3301 [0.5]
Issues in the Philosophy of Science
PHIL 3306 [0.5]
Symbolic Logic
PHIL 3501 [0.5]
Philosophy of Cognitive Science
PHIL 3502 [0.5]
Mind and Action
PHIL 3504 [0.5]
Pragmatics
PHIL 3506 [0.5]
Semantics
PHIL 3530 [0.5]
Philosophy of Language
CGSC 3004 [0.5]
Philosophy and Cognitive Science
11.  2.0 credits in:2.0
PSYC 1001 [0.5]
Introduction to Psychology I
PSYC 1002 [0.5]
Introduction to Psychology II
PSYC 2001 [0.5]
Introduction to Research Methods in Psychology
PSYC 2700 [0.5]
Introduction to Cognitive Psychology
12.  0.5 credit in:0.5
NEUR 1202 [0.5]
Neuroscience of Mental Health and Psychiatric Disease
13.  1.5 credits from:1.5
a. Thesis pathway
CGSC 3908 [0.5]
Honours Seminar in Cognitive Science
CGSC 4908 [1.0]
Honours Thesis
OR
b. Coursework pathway
i. 1.5 credit at the 3000 level or higher in CGSC, COMP, LING, NEUR, PHIL, or PSYC
14.  4.5 credits in the concentration:4.5
a. 0.5 credit in:
NEUR 1203 [0.5]
Neuroscience of Mental Health and Neurological Disease
b. 2.5 credits in:
NEUR 2002 [0.5]
Introduction to Statistics in Neuroscience
NEUR 2201 [0.5]
Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience
NEUR 2202 [0.5]
Neurodevelopment and Plasticity
NEUR 3001 [0.5]
Data Analysis in Neuroscience I
NEUR 3002 [0.5]
Data Analysis in Neuroscience II
c. 1.0 credit from:
NEUR 2801 [0.5]
Neuroscience and Creativity
NEUR 3204 [0.5]
Neuropharmacology
NEUR 3206 [0.5]
Sensory and Motor Neuroscience
NEUR 3207 [0.5]
Integrative Neuroscience
NEUR 3303 [0.5]
The Neuroscience of Consciousness
PSYC 3307 [0.5]
Human Neuropsychology II
PSYC 3709 [0.5]
Language Processing and the Brain
d. 0.5 credit in NEUR at the 3000-level or above
B. Credits Not Included in the Major CGPA (4.5 credits)
15.  4.5 credits in free electives.4.5
Total Credits20.0

Note: normally, students may not offer more than one credit of independent study (eg. CGSC 4801 Independent Study and CGSC 4802 Independent Study) in their total program, including independent study credits taken through other departments.

Cognitive Science with Concentration in Cognition and Psychology
Bachelor of Cognitive Science Honours (20.0 credits)

A. Credits Included in the Major CGPA (15.5 credits)
1.  1.0 credit from:1.0
FYSM 1607 [1.0]
Cognitive Science: Thinking and Knowing
FYSM 1400 [1.0]
Cognition: A Scientific Exploration of the Mind
CGSC 1001 [0.5]
Mysteries of the Mind
PHIL 1301 [0.5]
Mind, World, and Knowledge
2.  1.0 credit in:1.0
CGSC 2001 [0.5]
Introduction to Cognitive Science
CGSC 2002 [0.5]
Theories and Methods in Cognitive Science
3.  1.0 credit in:1.0
CGSC at the 3000 level or above
4.  0.5 credit from:0.5
CGSC 1005 [0.5]
Computational Methods in Cognitive Science
COMP 1005 [0.5]
Introduction to Computer Science I
5.  0.5 credit in:0.5
CGSC 4001 [0.5]
Artificial Intelligence for Cognitive Scientists
6.  0.5 credit in:0.5
LING 1001 [0.5]
Introduction to Linguistics I
7.  1.0 credit in:1.0
LING 2005 [0.5]
Linguistic Analysis I
LING 2007 [0.5]
Phonetics
8.  0.5 credit from:0.5
PHIL 2501 [0.5]
Introduction to Philosophy of Mind
PHIL 3502 [0.5]
Mind and Action
9.  0.5 credit from:0.5
PHIL 2001 [0.5]
Introduction to Logic
PHIL 2520 [0.5]
Introduction to Philosophical Logic
10.  0.5 credit from:0.5
PHIL 2301 [0.5]
Introduction to the Philosophy of Science
PHIL 2504 [0.5]
Language and Communication
PHIL 3104 [0.5]
The Roots of Analytic Philosophy
PHIL 3301 [0.5]
Issues in the Philosophy of Science
PHIL 3306 [0.5]
Symbolic Logic
PHIL 3501 [0.5]
Philosophy of Cognitive Science
PHIL 3502 [0.5]
Mind and Action
PHIL 3504 [0.5]
Pragmatics
PHIL 3506 [0.5]
Semantics
PHIL 3530 [0.5]
Philosophy of Language
CGSC 3004 [0.5]
Philosophy and Cognitive Science
11.  2.0 credits in:2.0
PSYC 1001 [0.5]
Introduction to Psychology I
PSYC 1002 [0.5]
Introduction to Psychology II
PSYC 2001 [0.5]
Introduction to Research Methods in Psychology
PSYC 2700 [0.5]
Introduction to Cognitive Psychology
12.  0.5 credit from:0.5
PSYC 2307 [0.5]
Human Neuropsychology I
NEUR 1202 [0.5]
Neuroscience of Mental Health and Psychiatric Disease
13.  1.5 credits from:1.5
a. Thesis pathway
CGSC 3908 [0.5]
Honours Seminar in Cognitive Science
CGSC 4908 [1.0]
Honours Thesis
OR
b. Coursework pathway
i. 1.5 credit at the 3000 level or above in CGSC, COMP, LING, NEUR, PHIL, or PSYC
14.  4.5 credits in the concentration:4.5
a. 1.5 credits in:
PSYC 2002 [0.5]
Introduction to Statistics in Psychology
PSYC 3000 [1.0]
Design and Analysis in Psychological Research
b. 0.5 credit in PSYC at the 2000-level or above
c. 2.0 credits from:
PSYC 3700 [1.0]
Cognition (Honours Seminar)
PSYC 3307 [0.5]
Human Neuropsychology II
PSYC 3506 [0.5]
Cognitive Development
PSYC 3508 [0.5]
Child Language
PSYC 3702 [0.5]
Perception
PSYC 3709 [0.5]
Language Processing and the Brain
NEUR 3303 [0.5]
The Neuroscience of Consciousness
d. 0.5 credit in PSYC at the 4000-level or above
B. Credits Not Included in the Major CGPA (4.5 credits)
15.  4.5 credits in free electives.4.5
Total Credits20.0

Note: Normally, students may not offer more than one credit of independent study (eg. CGSC 4801 Independent Study and CGSC 4802 Independent Study) in their total program, including independent study credits taken through other departments.

Cognitive Science with Concentration in Cognition and Computation
Bachelor of Cognitive Science Honours (20.0 credits)

A. Credits Included in the Major CGPA (15.5 credits)
1.  1.0 credit from:1.0
FYSM 1607 [1.0]
Cognitive Science: Thinking and Knowing
FYSM 1400 [1.0]
Cognition: A Scientific Exploration of the Mind
CGSC 1001 [0.5]
Mysteries of the Mind
PHIL 1301 [0.5]
Mind, World, and Knowledge
2.  1.0 credit in:1.0
CGSC 2001 [0.5]
Introduction to Cognitive Science
CGSC 2002 [0.5]
Theories and Methods in Cognitive Science
3.  1.0 credit in:1.0
CGSC at the 3000 level or above
4.  0.5 credit in:0.5
COMP 1005 [0.5]
Introduction to Computer Science I
5.  0.5 credit in:0.5
CGSC 4001 [0.5]
Artificial Intelligence for Cognitive Scientists
6.  0.5 credit in:0.5
LING 1001 [0.5]
Introduction to Linguistics I
7.  1.0 credit in:1.0
LING 2005 [0.5]
Linguistic Analysis I
LING 2007 [0.5]
Phonetics
8.  0.5 credit from:0.5
PHIL 2501 [0.5]
Introduction to Philosophy of Mind
PHIL 3502 [0.5]
Mind and Action
9.  0.5 credit from:0.5
PHIL 2001 [0.5]
Introduction to Logic
PHIL 2520 [0.5]
Introduction to Philosophical Logic
10.  0.5 credit from:0.5
PHIL 2301 [0.5]
Introduction to the Philosophy of Science
PHIL 2504 [0.5]
Language and Communication
PHIL 3104 [0.5]
The Roots of Analytic Philosophy
PHIL 3301 [0.5]
Issues in the Philosophy of Science
PHIL 3306 [0.5]
Symbolic Logic
PHIL 3501 [0.5]
Philosophy of Cognitive Science
PHIL 3502 [0.5]
Mind and Action
PHIL 3504 [0.5]
Pragmatics
PHIL 3506 [0.5]
Semantics
PHIL 3530 [0.5]
Philosophy of Language
CGSC 3004 [0.5]
Philosophy and Cognitive Science
11.  2.0 credits in:2.0
PSYC 1001 [0.5]
Introduction to Psychology I
PSYC 1002 [0.5]
Introduction to Psychology II
PSYC 2001 [0.5]
Introduction to Research Methods in Psychology
PSYC 2700 [0.5]
Introduction to Cognitive Psychology
12.  0.5 credit from:0.5
PSYC 2307 [0.5]
Human Neuropsychology I
NEUR 1202 [0.5]
Neuroscience of Mental Health and Psychiatric Disease
13.  1.5 credits from:1.5
a. Thesis pathway
CGSC 3908 [0.5]
Honours Seminar in Cognitive Science
CGSC 4908 [1.0]
Honours Thesis
OR
b. Coursework pathway:
i. 1.5 credit at the 3000 level or higher in CGSC, COMP, LING, NEUR, PHIL, or PSYC
14.  4.5 credits in the concentration:4.5
a. 0.5 credit in:
COMP 1006 [0.5]
Introduction to Computer Science II
b. 0.5 credit in COMP at the 1000 level or above
c. 2.0 credits from:
COMP 2401 [0.5]
Introduction to Systems Programming
COMP 2402 [0.5]
Abstract Data Types and Algorithms
COMP 2404 [0.5]
Introduction to Software Engineering
COMP 2406 [0.5]
Fundamentals of Web Applications
COMP 3008 [0.5]
Human-Computer Interaction
d. 1.0 credit in COMP at the 2000 level or above
e. 0.5 credit from:
COMP 4102 [0.5]
Computer Vision
COMP 4106 [0.5]
Artificial Intelligence
COMP 4107 [0.5]
Neural Networks
COMP 4805 [0.5]
Theory of Automata
B. Credits not included in the Major CGPA (4.5 credits)
15.  4.5 credits in free electives.4.5
Total Credits20.0

Note: Normally, students may not offer more than one credit of independent study (eg. CGSC 4801 Independent Study and CGSC 4802 Independent Study) in their total program, including independent study credits taken through other departments.

Cognitive Science
Bachelor of Cognitive Science General (15.0 credits)

A. Credits Included in the Major CGPA (9.0 credits)
1.  1.0 credit from:1.0
CGSC 1001 [0.5]
Mysteries of the Mind
FYSM 1400 [1.0]
Cognition: A Scientific Exploration of the Mind
FYSM 1607 [1.0]
Cognitive Science: Thinking and Knowing
PHIL 1301 [0.5]
Mind, World, and Knowledge
2.  1.0 credit in:1.0
CGSC 2001 [0.5]
Introduction to Cognitive Science
CGSC 2002 [0.5]
Theories and Methods in Cognitive Science
3.  1.0 credit in CGSC at the 3000 level or above1.0
4.  0.5 credit from:0.5
CGSC 1005 [0.5]
Computational Methods in Cognitive Science
COMP 1005 [0.5]
Introduction to Computer Science I
5.  1.5 credits in:1.5
LING 1001 [0.5]
Introduction to Linguistics I
LING 2005 [0.5]
Linguistic Analysis I
LING 2007 [0.5]
Phonetics
6.  0.5 credit from:0.5
PHIL 2501 [0.5]
Introduction to Philosophy of Mind
PHIL 3502 [0.5]
Mind and Action
7.  0.5 credit from:0.5
PHIL 2001 [0.5]
Introduction to Logic
PHIL 2520 [0.5]
Introduction to Philosophical Logic
8.  0.5 credit from:0.5
CGSC 3004 [0.5]
Philosophy and Cognitive Science
PHIL 2301 [0.5]
Introduction to the Philosophy of Science
PHIL 2504 [0.5]
Language and Communication
PHIL 3104 [0.5]
The Roots of Analytic Philosophy
PHIL 3301 [0.5]
Issues in the Philosophy of Science
PHIL 3306 [0.5]
Symbolic Logic
PHIL 3501 [0.5]
Philosophy of Cognitive Science
PHIL 3502 [0.5]
Mind and Action
PHIL 3504 [0.5]
Pragmatics
PHIL 3506 [0.5]
Semantics
PHIL 3530 [0.5]
Philosophy of Language
9.  2.0 credits in:2.0
PSYC 1001 [0.5]
Introduction to Psychology I
PSYC 1002 [0.5]
Introduction to Psychology II
PSYC 2001 [0.5]
Introduction to Research Methods in Psychology
PSYC 2700 [0.5]
Introduction to Cognitive Psychology
10.  0.5 credit from:0.5
NEUR 1202 [0.5]
Neuroscience of Mental Health and Psychiatric Disease
PSYC 2307 [0.5]
Human Neuropsychology I
B. Credits Not Included in the Major CGPA (6.0 credits)
11.  6.0 credits in free electives6.0
Total Credits15.0

Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Cognitive Science (4.0 credits)

Admission to this program requires the permission of the Institute of Cognitive Science.  Normally, students are required to have completed an undergraduate degree with a minimum B average or higher to be admitted.  Applications will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

Requirements:
1.  1.0 credit in:1.0
CGSC 3908 [0.5]
Honours Seminar in Cognitive Science
CGSC 4001 [0.5]
Artificial Intelligence for Cognitive Scientists
2.  1.5 credits in CGSC at the 3000 level1.5
3.  1.5 credits from: 1.5
CGSC 4801 [0.5]
Independent Study
CGSC 4802 [0.5]
Independent Study
CGSC 4900 [0.5]
Special Topics in Cognitive Science
CGSC 4908 [1.0]
Honours Thesis
CGSC 4909 [1.0]
Honours Project
Total Credits4.0

Cognitive Science (CGSC) Courses

CGSC 1001 [0.5 credit]
Mysteries of the Mind

Challenges faced in understanding the mind, and some of the approaches cognitive science has brought to bear on them. Topics may include the nature of knowledge, how we learn, the extent to which human thinking is rational, biases in thinking, and evolutionary influences on cognition.
Lectures three hours per week.

CGSC 1005 [0.5 credit]
Computational Methods in Cognitive Science

Introduction to computational methods, with an emphasis on programming. Topics and assignments will focus on applications in cognitive science. No prior computing experience required.
Lecture three hours and tutorial one and a half hours a week.

CGSC 2001 [0.5 credit]
Introduction to Cognitive Science

An integrated background of the discipline of Cognitive Science, with an historical overview (1940's onward) and examination of the extent to which the discipline has assimilated the collective knowledge of contributing disciplines (e.g., psychology, philosophy, linguistics, artificial intelligence and neuroscience).
Prerequisite(s): second-year standing or permission of the Institute.
Lectures three hours a week.

CGSC 2002 [0.5 credit]
Theories and Methods in Cognitive Science

Selected topics in cognitive science covered from the perspectives of psychology, computer science, linguistics, philosophy, and other related disciplines. Students may be required to complete independent research projects.
Prerequisite(s): CGSC 2001, second year standing, and two of PSYC 1001, LING 1001, COMP 1005, PHIL 1301 or PHIL 2501, or permission of the Institute. Restricted to students enrolled in B.Cog.Sc. General or Honours.
Seminars and tutorials six hours per week.

CGSC 3004 [0.5 credit]
Philosophy and Cognitive Science

An examination of the significance and role of philosophy in cognitive science. Topics may include: philosophical methods for studying the mind, prospects for naturalizing consciousness and intentionality, assessing competing models of the mind.
Prerequisite(s): third-year year standing and 0.5 credit in CGSC 2001 and PHIL 2501.
Seminar three hours per week.

CGSC 3201 [0.5 credit]
Empirical Issues in Cognitive Science

Issues in empirical Cognitive Science are examined through a detailed consideration of selected topics.
Prerequisite(s): third-year standing, and 0.5 credit in CGSC 2001 or PSYC 2700.
Seminar three hours per week.

CGSC 3301 [0.5 credit]
Language and Cognitive Science

Issues related to language and cognitive science are examined through a detailed consideration of selected topics.
Prerequisite(s): third-year standing, and CGSC 2001.
Seminar three hours per week.

CGSC 3908 [0.5 credit]
Honours Seminar in Cognitive Science

Major theories and empirical approaches within Cognitive Science are examined through a detailed consideration of selected topics. Students are required to complete independent research projects to prepare for their fourth-year honours theses.
Precludes additional credit for CGSC 3001 (no longer offered) and CGSC 3002 (no longer offered).
Prerequisite(s): third year standing, CGSC 2001 and CGSC 2002, and enrolment in B. Cog. Sc. Honours with a CGPA in the major requirements of 8.0.
Seminars and tutorials six hours per week.

CGSC 3999 [0.0 credit]
Co-operative Work Term



CGSC 4001 [0.5 credit]
Artificial Intelligence for Cognitive Scientists

An introduction to the contribution of artificial intelligence and computer modeling of cognitive processes to cognitive science.
Prerequisite(s): third-year standing and CGSC 2002 and (CGSC 1005 or COMP 1005). Restricted to students enrolled in B.Cog.Sc. Honours.
Seminars and labs six hours per week.

CGSC 4801 [0.5 credit]
Independent Study

A reading or research course for selected students who wish to investigate a particular topic of interest. Normally students may not offer more than one credit of independent study in their total program (including independent study credits taken through other departments).
Prerequisite(s): third- or fourth-year standing and permission of the Institute.

CGSC 4802 [0.5 credit]
Independent Study

A reading or research course for selected students who wish to investigate a particular topic of interest. Normally students may not offer more than one credit of independent study in their total program (including independent study credits taken through other departments).
Prerequisite(s): third- or fourth-year standing and permission of the Institute.

CGSC 4900 [0.5 credit]
Special Topics in Cognitive Science

The topic of this course will vary from year to year. Students may register in more than one section of CGSC 4900 but may register in each section only once.
Prerequisite(s): each section will have its own prerequisites and permission of the department if is required.
Seminar three hours per week.

CGSC 4908 [1.0 credit]
Honours Thesis

Interdisciplinary thesis. In developing a thesis, students must consult the Undergraduate Supervisor. Only the Undergraduate Supervisor can assign a supervisor or grant approval to register in this course. Faculty regulations governing Honours Research Essays and Honours Theses apply.
Precludes additional credit for CGSC 4909.
Prerequisite(s): fourth year standing, CGSC 3908, and enrolment in B.Cog.Sc. Honours with a major CGPA of 8.0.


CGSC 4909 [1.0 credit]
Honours Project

Interdisciplinary project. Students engage in one or more group research projects.
Precludes additional credit for CSGC 4908.
Prerequisite(s): 4th year standing, enrolment in B. Cog. Sc. Honours.
Seminar

Summer session: some of the courses listed in this Calendar are offered during the summer. Hours and scheduling for summer session courses will differ significantly from those reported in the fall/winter Calendar. To determine the scheduling and hours for summer session classes, consult the class schedule at central.carleton.ca

Not all courses listed are offered in a given year. For an up-to-date statement of course offerings for the current session and to determine the term of offering, consult the class schedule at central.carleton.ca

Regulations

In addition to the program requirements listed in this section, students must satisfy the academic regulations of the university, and the faculty regulations for the Bachelor of Cognitive Science.

Academic Regulations and Requirements for the Bachelor of Cognitive Science Degree

The regulations presented below apply to all Bachelor of Cognitive Science programs. In addition to the requirements presented here, students must satisfy the University regulations common to all undergraduate students including the process of Academic Performance Evaluation (consult the Academic Regulations of the University section of this Calendar).

First-Year Seminars

B.Cog.Sc. degree students are strongly encouraged to include a First-Year Seminar (FYSM) during their first 4.0 credits of registration. Students are limited to 1.0 credit  in FYSM (one 1.0-credit FYSM or two 0.5-credit FYSM's) and can only register in a FYSM while they have first-year standing in their B.Cog.Sc. program. Students who have completed the Enriched Support Program (ESP) or who are required to take a minimum of one English as a Second Language (ESLA) credit are not permitted to register in a FYSM.

Change of Program Within the B.Cog.Sc. Degree

Students may transfer to a program within the B.Cog.Sc. degree, if upon entry to the new program they would be in Good Standing . Other applications for change of program will be considered on their merits;
students may be admitted to the new program in Good Standing or on Academic Warning. Students may apply to declare or change their program within the B.Cog.Sc. Degree at the Registrar's Office according
to the published deadlines. Acceptance into a program or into a program element or option is subject to any enrolment limitations, specific program, program element or option requirements, as published in the relevant Calendar entry.

Minors, Concentrations and Specializations

Students may apply to the Registrar's Office to be admitted to a minor, concentration or specialization during their first or subsequent years of study. Acceptance into a minor, concentration or specialization is subject to any specific requirements of the intended Minor, Concentration or Specialization as published in the relevant Calendar entry. Acceptance into a Concentration or Specialization requires that the student be in Good Standing.

Mention : Français

Students registered in the B.Cog.Sc. may earn the notation Mention: Français by completing part of their requirements in French and by demonstrating a knowledge of the history and culture of French Canada.
The general requirements are listed below.

Students in the B.Cog.Sc. Honours program must present:

  1. 1.0 credit in the French language;
  2. 1.0 credit devoted to the history and culture of French Canada;
  3. 1.0 credit at the 2000- or 3000-level and 1.0 credit at the 4000-level taken in French. These credits may come from any of Philosophy, Psychology, Computer Science, Linguistics, Neuroscience, or Cognitive Science, without restriction.

Students in the B.Cog.Sc. General program must present:

  1.  1.0 credit in the French language;
  2. 1.0 credit devoted to the history and culture of French Canada
  3. 1.0 credit at the 2000- or 3000-level taken in French. This credit may come from any of Philosophy, Psychology, Computer Science, Linguistics, Neuroscience, or Cognitive Science,without restriction.

Courses taught in French (Item 3, above) may be taken at Carleton, at the University of Ottawa on the Exchange Agreement, or at a francophone university on a Letter of Permission. Students planning to take
courses on exchange or on a Letter of Permission should take careful note of the residence requirement for a minimum number of Carleton courses in their programs. Consult the Academic Regulations of the
University section of this Calendar for information regarding study on Exchange or Letter of Permission.

Regulations

Post-Baccalaureate Diploma

In addition to the requirements presented here, students must satisfy the University regulations (see the Academic Regulations of the University section of this Calendar).

Definition

A post-baccalaureate diploma is defined as a stand-alone undergraduate credential intended to:

  • qualify a candidate for consideration for entry into a master's program, or
  • bring a candidate who already possesses a bachelor's degree up to a level of a bachelor's degree of 20.0 credits or more in another discipline, or
  • provide a candidate who already possesses a twenty-credit bachelor's degree in the same discipline the opportunity to bring their previous studies to current equivalents and/or to examine alternative areas.
  • provide a candidate with a professional undergraduate credential for which the prior completion of an undergraduate degree program is appropriate

Program Requirements

  • A post-baccalaureate diploma is normally constituted of a minimum of 3.0 credits to a maximum of 5.0 credits of advanced undergraduate courses.
  • A minimum of 3.0 residency credits counting toward the post-baccalaureate diploma

English as a Second Language Requirement

In addition to the program requirements, completion of English as a Second Language (ESLA) courses may be required from the following sequence: ESLA 1300, ESLA 1500, ESLA 1900, ESLA 1905. No credits from this sequence will be counted toward the post-baccalaureate diploma.

Continuation

All post-baccalaureate diploma students are expected to complete their diploma requirements within two calendar years after the date of initial registration.  After this period student may be withdrawn.

Graduation

  • A candidate for a post-baccalaureate diploma must have an overall CGPA of at least 6.5 to graduate.
  • A candidate for a post-baccalaureate diploma must obtain a grade of C- or higher in each course taken in fulfillment of the program requirements.
  • Students should consult with the Department, School or Institute when planning their diploma and selecting courses.

Co-operative Education

For more information about how to apply for the Co-op program and how the Co-op program works please visit the Co-op website.

All students participating in the Co-op program are governed by the Undergraduate Co-operative Education Policy.

Undergraduate Co-operative Education Policy

Admission Requirements

Students can apply to co-op in one of two ways; directly from high school or after beginning a degree program at Carleton.

If a student is admitted to co-op from high school, their grades will be reviewed two terms to one year prior to their first work term to ensure they continue to meet the academic requirements after their 1st or 2nd year of study. The time at which evaluation takes place depends on the program of study. Students will automatically be notified via their Carleton email account if they are permitted to continue.

Students not admitted to Carleton University with the co-op option on their degree can apply for admission via the co-operative education program website. To view application deadlines, visit carleton.ca/co-op.

Admission to the co-op option is based on the completion of 5.0 or more credits at Carleton University, the CGPA requirement for the students' academic program as well as any course prerequisites. The articulated CGPA for each program is the normal standard for assessment. Please see the specific degree program sections for the unique admission and continuation requirements for each academic program.

English Language Proficiency

Students admitted to Carleton based on CAEL, IELTS or TOEFL assessments and who are required to take an ESL course must take and pass the Oral Proficiency in Communicative Settings (OPECS) Test. The test must be taken before being permitted to register in COOP 1000. Admission to the co-op program can be confirmed with a minimum score of 4+.

Participation Requirements

COOP 1000

Once a student has been given admission or continuation confirmation to the co-op option s/he must complete and pass COOP 1000 (a mandatory online 0.0 credit course). Students will have access to this course a minimum of two terms prior to their first work term and will be notified when to register.

Communication with the Co-op Office

Students must maintain contact with the co-op office during their job search and while on a work term. All email communication will be conducted via the students' Carleton email account.

Employment

Although every effort is made to ensure a sufficient number of job postings for all students enrolled in the co-op option of their degree program, no guarantee of employment can be made. Carleton's co-op program operates a competitive job search process and is dependent upon current market conditions. Academic performance, skills, motivation, maturity, attitude and potential will determine whether a student is offered a job. It is the student's responsibility to actively conduct a  job search in addition to participation in the job search process operated by the co-op office. Once a student accepts a co-op job offer (verbally or written), his/her job search will end and access to co-op jobs will be removed for that term. Students that do not successfully obtain a co-op work term are expected to continue with their academic studies. The summer term is the exception to this rule. Students should also note that hiring priority is given to Canadian citizens for co-op positions in the Federal Government of Canada.

Registering in Co-op Courses

Students will be registered in a Co-op Work Term course while at work. The number of Co-op Work Term courses that a student is registered in is dependent upon the number of four-month work terms that a student accepts.

While on a co-op work term students may take a maximum of 0.5 credit throughout each four-month co-op work term. Courses must be scheduled outside of regular working hours.

Students must be registered as full-time before they begin their co-op job search (2.0 credits). All co-op work terms must be completed before the beginning of the final academic term. Students may not finish their degree on a co-op work term.

Work Term Assessment and Evaluation

To obtain a Satisfactory grade for the co-op work term students must have:

  1. A satisfactory work term evaluation by the co-op employer;
  2. A satisfactory grade on the work term report.

Students must submit a work term report at the completion of each four-month work term. Reports are due on the 16th of April, August, and December and students are notified of due dates through their Carleton email account.

Workplace performance will be assessed by the workplace supervisor. Should a student receive an unsatisfactory rating from their co-op employer, an investigation by the co-op program manager will be undertaken. An unsatisfactory employer evaluation does not preclude a student from achieving an overall satisfactory rating for the work term.

Graduation with the Co-op Designation

In order to graduate with the co-op designation, students must satisfy all requirements for their degree program in addition to the requirements according to each co-op program (i.e. successful completion of three or four work terms).

Note: Participation in the co-op option will add up to one additional year for a student to complete their degree program.

Voluntary Withdrawal from the Co-op Option

Students may withdraw from the co-op option of their degree program during a study term ONLY. Students at work may not withdraw from the work term or the co-op option until s/he has completed the requirements of the work term.

Students are eligible to continue in their regular academic program provided that they meet the academic standards required for continuation.

Involuntary or Required Withdrawal from the Co-op Option

Students may be required to withdraw from the co-op option of their degree program for one or any of the following reasons:

  1. Failure to achieve a grade of SAT in COOP 1000
  2. Failure to pay all co-op related fees
  3. Failure to actively participate in the job search process
  4. Failure to attend all interviews for positions to which the student has applied
  5. Declining more than one job offer during the job search process
  6. Continuing a job search after accepting a co-op position
  7. Dismissal from a work term by the co-op employer
  8. Leaving a work term without approval by the Co-op manager
  9. Receipt of an unsatisfactory work term evaluation
  10. Submission of an unsatisfactory work term report

Standing and Appeals

The Co-op and Career Services office administers the regulations and procedures that are applicable to all co-op program options. All instances of a student's failure during a work term or other issues directly related to their participation in the co-op option will be reported to the academic department.

Any decision made by the Co-op and Career Services office can be appealed via the normal appeal process within the University.

International Students

All International Students are required to possess a Co-op Work Permit issued by Citizenship and Immigration Canada before they can begin working. It is illegal to work in Canada without the proper authorization. Students will be provided with a letter of support to accompany their application. Students must submit their application for their permit before being permitted to view and apply for jobs on the Co-op Services database. Confirmation of a position will not be approved until a student can confirm they have received their permit. Students are advised to discuss the application process and requirements with the International Student Services Office.

Bachelor of Cognitive Science Honours: Co-op Admission and Continuation Requirements

  • Maintain full-time status in each study term (2.0 credits);
  • Be eligible to work in Canada (for off-campus work)
  • Have successfully completed COOP 1000 [0.0]

In addition to the following:

  1. Registered as a full-time student in the Bachelor of Cognitive Science program;
  2. Obtained and maintained an overall CGPA of 8.50 or higher;
  3. Successfully completed CGSC 2001.

Bachelor of Cognitive Science Honours students must successfully complete three (3) work terms to obtain the Co-op designation.

Work Term Report Course: CGSC 3999 [0.0]
Work/Study Pattern:

Year 1Year 2Year 3Year 4Year 4
TermPatternTermPatternTermPatternTermPatternTermPattern
FallSFallSFallSFallSFallS
WinterSWinterSWinterSWinterWWinter 
Summer Summer SummerWSummerWSummer 

Legend
S
: Study
W: Work
O: Optional
* indicates recommended work study pattern
** student finds own employer for this work-term.

Admissions Information

Admission Requirements are for the 2017-2018 year only, and are based on the Ontario High School System. Holding the minimum admission requirements only establishes eligibility for consideration. The cut-off averages for admission may be considerably higher than the minimum. See also the General Admission and Procedures section of this Calendar. An overall average of at least 70% is normally required to be considered for admission. Some programs may also require specific course prerequisites and prerequisite averages and/or supplementary admission portfolios. Higher averages are required for admission to programs for which the demand for places by qualified applicants exceeds the number of places available. The overall average required for admission is determined each year on a program by program basis. Consult admissions.carleton.ca for further details.

Degrees

  • Bachelor of Cognitive Science (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Cognitive Science (General)

Admission Requirements

First Year

The Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent including a minimum of six 4U or M courses. The six 4U or M courses must include a 4U course in English (or anglais). For applicants whose first language is not English, the requirement of English can also be met under the conditions outlined in the section "English Language Requirements" in the Admissions Requirements and Procedures section of this Calendar.
The cut-off average for admission will be set annually and will normally be above the minimum requirement.

Advanced Standing

Applications for admission to the second or subsequent years will be assessed on their merits. Advanced standing will be granted only for those courses that are determined to be appropriate.

Co-op Option


Direct Admission to the First Year of the Co-op Option
Applicants must:

  1. meet the required overall admission cut-off average and prerequisite course average. These averages may be higher than the stated minimum requirements;
  2. be registered as a full-time student in the Bachelor of Cognitive Science
  3. be eligible to work in Canada (for off-campus work placements).

Meeting the above requirements only establishes eligibility for admission to the program. The prevailing job market may limit enrolment in the co-op option. Students should also note that hiring priority is given to Canadian citizens for co-op positions in the Public Service Commission.
Note: continuation requirements for students previously admitted to the co-op option and admission requirements  for the co-op option after beginning the program are described in the Co-operative Education Regulations section of this Calendar.

Admissions Information

Admission Requirements are for the 2017-2018 year only, and are based on the Ontario High School System. Holding the minimum admission requirements only establishes eligibility for consideration. The cut-off averages for admission may be considerably higher than the minimum. See also the General Admission and Procedures section of this Calendar. An overall average of at least 70% is normally required to be considered for admission. Some programs may also require specific course prerequisites and prerequisite averages and/or supplementary admission portfolios. Higher averages are required for admission to programs for which the demand for places by qualified applicants exceeds the number of places available. The overall average required for admission is determined each year on a program by program basis. Consult admissions.carleton.ca for further details.

Diploma

  • Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Cognitive Science

Admission to this program requires the permission of the Institute of Cognitive Science.  Normally, students are required to have completed an undergraduate degree with a minimum B average or higher to be admitted.  Applications will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.